Whenever you visit someone’s house, the first thing yo see is the main entry gate of the house, and it ultimately tells you a lot more than you think about the people who are living in the house. It can make a bad or good impression before even you meet the people inside. So, you might also think twice before deciding the color, design and especially the type of doormat you choose for your entrance. DIY Doormat.
If you can’t find the right doormat for your house, or the doormat you select end up being too expensive for you, why not make this easy and budget-friendly doormat?
If you want to welcome your guests with great heart then start making these amazing DIY Doormat, that I have mentioned below. I have chosen the fruit theme for my doormat. You can use any color, theme, or stuff and modify it. Let’s have look:
The first step to make a creative doormat is to collect all the material beforehand, so the stuff we need to make a fruit doormat for our front gate are;
One plain circle doormat, spray paint (white and yellow for lemon & red, black, white, green for watermelon. I used gloss because it turned out to be stronger than the satin), a pair of scissors, kraft paper, any other paper that’s wide enough to cover the mat, x-acto, plastic sheet for protecting the ground, coins to use as weights, sharpie, and a ruler.
To make the doormat follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Fold your mat in half and mark it on either side with a Sharpie to reference as the midpoint. Make sure your line goes with the grain of the rug.
Step 2: Create a line down the middle with your ruler
Step 3: Cut down the center. If you’ve made your mark with the grain it’s a lot easier to cut.
Step 4: Spray paint the rugs white to act as the base color.
Step 5: With your paper, trace the outline of the rug and cut it out. This will act as your stencil.
Step 6: For the watermelon: Cut two rings out along outer the edge about 1″ for the outermost and 3/4″ for the inner.
Step 7: Cover the middle part of the watermelon.
Step 8: Leave the innermost ring on and cover with coins to hold it down.
Step 9: Spray the outermost part green.
Step 10: Once it’s dry, cover with the ring again.
Step 11: Take off the center covering and spray it red. Keep going back and forth. I sprayed mine quite thoroughly and came back to it after 10 minutes.
Step 12: I let mine dry overnight. The next morning I covered the middle section back up again and traced where I wanted my watermelon seeds.
Step 13: Cut out the seeds with your x-acto.
Step 14: Replace the stencil and hold down with coins. Spray with black. Let it sit until dry.